The president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner may be swapping secrets with the Saudis, according to one national security expert.
Following reports that Donald Trump ordered that Kushner be granted top-secret security clearance despite CIA concerns, former Naval cryptology officer Malcolm Nance pointed out that the president’s son-in-law “was the single largest requester of intelligence in the White House that exceeded all White House staff other than the national security counsel staff.”
“Why do you need all that data?” Nance mused in conversation with host Joy Reid and Trump biographer David Cay Johnston.
Though it’s possible Kushner “was getting back information, reading intelligence assessments just to give himself that background,” the national security expert warned that the “worst-case scenario” could be devastating for American intelligence.
Referencing Kushner’s meeting with the Kremlin-linked VSB bank that was first revealed in 2017, Nance noted that the president’s son-in-law may have had some “quid pro quo” during that exchange.
“He is trading intelligence for favors and the one thing that we know he did — and Prince Muhammad bin Salman in Saudi Arabia bragged publicly — that Jared Kushner brought him the names of all the tax cheats in Saudi Arabia and he carried out that massive sweep of princes and billionaires and then extorted almost a trillion dollars of money that was being withheld out of them,” Nance noted. “That came from U.S. intelligence, according to the Saudis themselves.”
Police officer sues Ava Duvernay for depiction of interrogation technique used on the Central Park Five
On Monday, TMZ reported that former police officer John Reid is suing director Ava Duvernay over her depiction of the "Reid Technique" used against the young, Black suspects known as the Central Park Five in the Netflix film "When They See Us."
Reid is claiming defamation, insisting that the film's depiction of his methods are wrong.
"You squeezed statements out of them after 42 hours of questioning and coercing, without food, bathroom breaks, withholding parental supervision," said a prosecution staffer to a detective in the movie. "The Reid Technique has been universally rejected. That's truth to you."
National Enquirer and AMI shredded ‘sensitive Trump-related documents’ hidden in a safe right before he was elected: report
President Donald Trump's foreign election interference in the 2020 election may soon be eclipsed by his a renewed focus into his 2016 campaign after a bombshell revelation in a new book by journalist Ronan Farrow.
"American Media, Inc. and the National Enquirer shredded sensitive Donald Trump-related documents that had been held in a top-secret safe right before Trump was elected in 2016, according to fresh allegations made in a new book by journalist Ronan Farrow," Politico reported Monday.
Giuliani demands investigation of Ambassador Yovanovitch — but can’t even spell her name
Rudy Giuliani on Monday demanded an investigation into former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch -- who had spent the day testifying before Congress.
Giuliani made the statement while retweeting a conspiracy theory by Tom Fitton of the far-right group Judicial Watch:
"No wonder [Trump] and President Zelensky of Ukraine agreed Ambassador Yonacovitch (sic) was a real problem," Giuliani said, while misspelling Yovanovitch's name.
"I wonder if Shiftless asked her about this? Will there be an investigation or is she another 'Protected Person' like Biden & Hillary," Giuliani tweeted.